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Michael Simkins LLP

In 1998 Annabel Hickox, the widow of Douglas Hickox, approached BIFA with an annual bequest from the Hickox estate. In recognition of Douglas’ commitment and support for new talent, BIFA inaugurated the Douglas Hickox Award, which is given to a director of British film for their feature debut. 
In addition Michael Simkins LLP, the law firm which advised Douglas throughout his career, supports the winning film-maker by offering an initial legal consultation free of charge. 


‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ - or advancement through technology- is a core philosophy at Audi that encapsulates the brand’s constant quest to become the world’s leading  manufacturer of premium cars. Audi strives to innovate and excel in every area, from engineering and product quality to customer service and sustainable business practice.

A creatively-led design & marketing agency that exists to create, inspire, and challenge. Founded in 2003 Redsky are a company who takes pride in building long lasting relationships with their clients through creativity, stunning design & technical know-how. From corporate branding, packaging, print, brochures, bespoke invitations and exhibitions to full online marketing strategies, e-campaigns, website design/development to e-commerce solutions and organic SEO. Redsky are a specialist devoted team who love what they do, vastly experienced, friendly and fun. Redsky are great to work with and relish every challenge.
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Willie's Cacao

Willie Harcourt-Cooze has redefined how millions of people worldwide think about chocolate. He is the only person in the UK making premium chocolate from ‘bean to bar’. A cacao farmer himself, Willie sources the great single estate cacaos from around the world, then makes them into chocolate in small batches in his factory in Devon. This preserves the delicate flavour notes of the beans, which like fine wines all taste remarkably different.


Established in 2006, iSOS take a bespoke and personal approach to your organisation's Mac, Database and Web requirements. Our expert team advise, design and deliver solutions that meet your business needs and realise your expectations, all at a competitive price.We are based in Lewes, East Sussex and our team of Engineers work all over the South East of England and beyond. We support, develop and install solutions to a wide variety of business customers.
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Dominic Thackray

Towards the end of the last century Dominic Thackray was working as a receptionist in a zero-star hotel on the Left Bank in Paris where he was sometimes obliged to rent rooms out by the hour. That was a long time ago. He's a graphic designer now and has been designing for BIFA since 1999, thank goodness.


ShortsTV is the global home to short film, where short stories come to life in stunning high definition. Available across the USA, Europe, and Africa, the channel brings audiences captivating short films from filmmakers across six continents. Following unprecedented growth in the demand for short films, it is now available to 40 million homes. Parent company Shorts International operates Shorts™, the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores 54 countries. Since 2006, Shorts International has also produced the OSCAR® Nominated Short Film theatrical release, distributing it to cinemas across North America and Europe.
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GSP Events Ltd

GSP have created and managed bespoke events since 1997. They are widely regarded as a market leading boutique events agency with an outstanding reputation and pride themselves on their creativity, attention to detail and passion for delivering amazing experiences. GSP fundamentally believes that for an event to be different it must not only be unique, but legendary, discussed not only in the following weeks, but for years to come. GSP are the production team for BIFA 2014.
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